Notices

Overclockers Forums > Hardware > Motherboards > AMD Motherboards
AMD Motherboards
Forum Jump

when will the Epox 8KDA3+ nForce3 250Gb be out ?

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe Search this Thread
 
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-05-04, 02:45 AM Thread Starter   #1
CandymanCan
Disabled

 
CandymanCan's Avatar 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Woodbridge, Va

 
when will the Epox 8KDA3+ nForce3 250Gb be out ?


Iv seen tons of reviews and i want this board but i cant seem to find anywhere that sells it, im guessing it isnt out yet, but whe nwill it be released ?
CandymanCan is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Overclockers Approved
Which motherboard should you buy? Get the final word here. Check out the latest Overclockers reviews:
ASRock Z77 OC Formula Motherboard Review

ASRock teamed up with overclocker Nick Shih to make a high-end overclocking-based, yet functional for all users, motherboard named the Z77 OC Formula. It appears they have achieved it. Read More.

Get it at NewEgg for $239.99
ASUS Maximus V Formula Motherboard

The Maximus V Formula is part of the ROG (Republic of Gamers) series of motherboards, which in itself brings a high level of expectation. It's a no brainer, Overclockers Approved! Read more.

Get it at NewEgg for $279.99
Old 06-06-04, 10:34 PM   #2
LBJGH
Member



Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North of Toronto

 
very soon I imagine... this is the e-mail response I got from Epox:

We are going to receive our first shipment sometime next week.
Please contact our distributor Mini Micro in Canada for detail. 888-309-8898

Best regards,

Tony Lee
================================================== =======
Account Manager
Sales Department
EPoX International, Inc. (USA)
714-680-0898 x237
714-680-0858 FAX
tony.lee@epox.com
www.epox.com
================================================== =======

<<<<Epox Spotlight>>>>
EP-8KDA3+ Gold Editors Choice by Anandtech
http://www.anandtech.com/chipsets/sh...ml?i=2063&p=16
EP-8KDA3+ (NF3 250Gb)
http://www.hothardware.com/viewartic...?articleid=526
EP-8HDA5+ (VIA K8T800)
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...lus/index.html
EP-4PDA5+ (Intel 865PE) http://www.tweaknews.com/reviews/epox/

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Hackbarth" <joseph.hackbarth@epox.com>
To: "Sales Department" <sales@epox.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 9:08 AM
Subject: FW: EP-8KDA3+




_____

From: lbjgh
Posted At: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 9:17 PM
Posted To: Store-Sales
Conversation: EP-8KDA3+
Subject: EP-8KDA3+


Where can I buy the EP-8KDA3+ in Canada?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CandymanCan
Iv seen tons of reviews and i want this board but i cant seem to find anywhere that sells it, im guessing it isnt out yet, but whe nwill it be released ?
LBJGH is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-10-04, 02:54 PM   #3
LBJGH
Member



Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North of Toronto

 
I just ordered one from Compuvision... Talking to Compuvision the container is in transit to Canada so the new Epox boards should clear customs next week some time.
LBJGH is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-10-04, 02:56 PM Thread Starter   #4
CandymanCan
Disabled

 
CandymanCan's Avatar 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Woodbridge, Va

 
Cool now im just trying to decide between this board and the MSI K8N Neo
CandymanCan is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-10-04, 08:38 PM   #5
LBJGH
Member



Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North of Toronto

 
I e-mail Colin who wrote this article http://pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1594 and he advised that I get the Epox over the MSI board. Colin is a straight shooter so I took his advice (plus I've had good luck with Epox)

p.s. he also wrote this article too... http://pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1582 so he's talking from experience.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CandymanCan
Cool now im just trying to decide between this board and the MSI K8N Neo
LBJGH is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-13-04, 06:56 PM   #6
trueplaya4ever8
Member

 
trueplaya4ever8's Avatar 

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Saint Cloud, FL

10 Year Badge
 
trueplaya4ever8 is offline Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-22-04, 05:02 PM   #7
w00t69
Member



Join Date: Aug 2003

 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CandymanCan
Cool now im just trying to decide between this board and the MSI K8N Neo
MSI has a lawsuit now for using low quality components in their motherboards... I wouldn't go buying their stuff atm.
w00t69 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-23-04, 01:54 PM   #8
gouda96
Member

 
gouda96's Avatar 

Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: I don't know why, but...Deleware

 
The MSI board has been putting up some great #'s, so I wouldn't be too worried about buying one of them.

Reviews of this epox board have been realy realy good, but just about every thread created for this board has been about the problems it has. So far they all seem like they could be easily cleared up by new bios's. I have trouble suggesting epox after my experience with the 4pca3+ where 3 of them died (first doa, second lasted 3 days, third lasted a month. I could not for the life of me figure out why they died.). I'm gonna wait to see if the problems with this board get resolved, and wait for the Aopen and Shuttle 250 boards to come out before buying a board.

BTW newegg and censuspc both have this in stock, aswell as the 8k3aj.

__________________
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?

gouda96 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-25-04, 10:01 AM   #9
w00t69
Member



Join Date: Aug 2003

 
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mainboa...602153002.html

Read that, then decide whether you're still going to support MSI products.
w00t69 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-25-04, 02:13 PM   #10
gouda96
Member

 
gouda96's Avatar 

Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: I don't know why, but...Deleware

 
Wow, sounds like MSI is pertty shady...if the lawsuit is correct that is. 2 weeks ago I would have still gone with MSI being that it was pretty much the only good 250 board out, but now I will have my friend pay the extra $20 and get the 8k3a+.

Has anyone tried the 8k3aj? Does it oc and perform the same, or is it like some of the other realy cheap 250 boards that are incredibly low quality?

__________________
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?

gouda96 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-26-04, 09:53 AM Thread Starter   #11
CandymanCan
Disabled

 
CandymanCan's Avatar 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Woodbridge, Va

 
You guys are right, reading from here http://forum.msi.com.tw/board.php?boardid=28&sid= , the msi forum everysingle person thier (well almost) ish aving problems, the board doesnt work well with almost any name or type or memory, it has major issues with mobiles only booting @ a 4 multi so u hav to use use clockgen to overclock, the board also has alot DOA's, alot of people with varity of 9XXX ATI video cards are having issues.

Is thier a epox forums where i can see how people are doing with this board ?
CandymanCan is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-26-04, 02:45 PM   #12
gouda96
Member

 
gouda96's Avatar 

Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: I don't know why, but...Deleware

 
Aoa forums has alot of epox users, although most of their threads about this board were problem threads.

__________________
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?

gouda96 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-28-04, 12:15 PM   #13
LBJGH
Member



Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North of Toronto

 
I'm one of the guy's who posted at AOA. Support has been excellent from AOA and Epox. I had two problems related to shut down and lock-ups that I sorted out. Both had nothing to do with the board. The shut down problem was fixed by using the Windows XP native IDE controller drivers and the lock-ups have been fixed using the native processor drivers (as opposed to the AMD processor drivers). There have been at least four bios versions made available so Epox is working hard on tweaking the bios' from the look of it. The latest bios offers 350mhz overclocking speeds and 5xHT. I had one other problem but it was related to the built-it hardware firewall which turned out to be a quick fix by adjusting the settings. All and all very good for a new product... not even a week old yet.

__________________
Intel & ATI Powered!

Gigabyte EP45-UD3P | Q9550 | ATI 6870 | Antec SLK3700AMB|

My Heatware
LBJGH is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-28-04, 12:36 PM Thread Starter   #14
CandymanCan
Disabled

 
CandymanCan's Avatar 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Woodbridge, Va

 
which A64 do you have, you should post what model it is in youre Sig.
CandymanCan is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 06-28-04, 06:29 PM   #15
gouda96
Member

 
gouda96's Avatar 

Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: I don't know why, but...Deleware

 
Yeah, now that you mention it, that is an uncharecterically large quantity of bios updates from epox. I think there have been 3 total for the 4pca3+ in almost a year. That is a very good sign.

I am going to have to pick one of these up with a nc 3200 or mobile 3200 (still not sure which oc's better) asap...which reminds me, does anyone know if the epox boards are compatible with the mobile a64's? I am not talking about the dtr's, but the 1.4v mobiles.

__________________
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?

gouda96 is offline   QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


Overclockers Forums > Hardware > Motherboards > AMD Motherboards
AMD Motherboards
Forum Jump

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Mobile Skin
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:57 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
You can add these icons by updating your profile information to include your Heatware ID, Benching Profile ID or your Folding/SETI profile ID. Edit your profile!
X

Welcome to Overclockers.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this the best community on the Internet since 1998!


(4 digit year)

Why Join Us?

  • Share experience
  • Max out your hardware
  • Best forum members anywhere
  • Customized forum experience

Already a member?